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Western, central Japan brace as typhoon expected to make landfall Tuesday

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Looks like it I'll be quite a big one this time doesn't it. Well make sure to be safe and don't go out if it very bad.

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Do not leave your homes!!!

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Come on Autumn we had enough of this heat and beating.

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Get home early for work-don’t delay!

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Why is the approaching typhoon not referred to by its number?

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Looking at a map of the trajectory of this typhoon, it seems that it should not be too bad in Tokyo.

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Looking at jma, it doesn't look to be a super strong one. I'm in Osaka and will store my bikes inside as a precaution, but after the huge one in 2018, I'm not particularly concerned about this one.

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BritishGaijin

Looking at jma, it doesn't look to be a super strong one. I'm in Osaka and will store my bikes inside as a precaution, but after the huge one in 2018, I'm not particularly concerned about this one.

The JMA website is forecasting 40-55m/s winds for late Monday night, and 35-50m/s for all day Tuesday.

Their wind force diagram page shows quite a bit of possible damage from such winds.

https://www.data.jma.go.jp/multi/cyclone/cyclone_wind_advisory.html?lang=en

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At JR Shin-Osaka Station, Kenta Kikuchi, 14, and his 12-year-old brother Yuta, from Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, were seeing off their mother, who decided to go home to avoid being stranded due to the typhoon and missing her return to work

Brtual. Why not just enjoy a little more time with your family? Nope, got to prioritise work, eh. A typical Japanese way of thinking.

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I’m happy to see the typhoon increasingly be called by its name, Lan. All over the world, typhoons, hurricanes, cyclones ( same storm ) are named. As far as I know, only Japan has this dry number system, like a science laboratory. No surprise.

Yes, I remember Typhoon Jebi in 2018, I believe ( referred to as 20 in Japan that year). That was very rough in Kansai. Hope that doesn’t happen again.

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memoryfix

I’m happy to see the typhoon increasingly be called by its name, Lan. All over the world, typhoons, hurricanes, cyclones ( same storm ) are named. As far as I know, only Japan has this dry number system, like a science laboratory. No surprise.

I prefer the numbered system. Easier to remember.

Yes, I remember Typhoon Jebi in 2018, I believe ( referred to as 20 in Japan that year). That was very rough in Kansai. Hope that doesn’t happen again.

It knocked over a few trees and hedges in my yard, as well as many huge old trees in the surrounding hills. I don't wanna see that again.

I better get off my butt now, and secure all the loose stuff around the house before mother nature releases the dogs of war. It seems to have slowed down it's movement towards land, according to JMA. So, I have all day, at least.

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tora

"At JR Shin-Osaka Station, Kenta Kikuchi, 14, and his 12-year-old brother Yuta, from Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, were seeing off their mother, who decided to go home to avoid being stranded due to the typhoon and missing her return to work"

Brtual. Why not just enjoy a little more time with your family? Nope, got to prioritise work, eh. A typical Japanese way of thinking.

What if her job was at a hospital? Or, the electric, water, or gas company? Or, internet or mobile provider? Or, a municipal office? Or, fire, police, red cross, or some other agency that provides support during natural disasters and other emergencies?

In those cases, her presence could positively affect many people, and her absence might have an similarly negative impact.

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What if her job was at a hospital? Or, the electric, water, or gas company? Or, internet or mobile provider? Or, a municipal office? Or, fire, police, red cross, or some other agency that provides support during natural disasters and other emergencies?

I'm sure someone could cover for her. Afterall, it's possible in other countries. And sure, we may only speculate as to what her job is, but going by the law of averages she is probably a single mother OL on a limited contract under the thumb of a temping agency.

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"What if her job was at a hospital? Or, the electric, water, or gas company? Or, internet or mobile provider? Or, a municipal office? Or, fire, police, red cross, or some other agency that provides support during natural disasters and other emergencies?"

tora

I'm sure someone could cover for her. Afterall, it's possible in other countries.

But, why? It would be pretty selfish of her to skip that sort of work during a disaster emergency. I certainly wouldn't.

And sure, we may only speculate as to what her job is, but going by the law of averages she is probably a single mother OL on a limited contract under the thumb of a temping agency.

Quite possibly, even probably. But, why speculate, as she could very well work at one of the places I mentioned?

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